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Geraldine Brooks

Plague Plots: Dispatches From Geraldine Brooks

Joseph Cooper | Posted 12.23.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

To escape present-day harsh realities, one might do well to turn to literary portrayals in which lives are elevated. In Year of Wonders, the lives of those who care for the afflicted, and comfort the dying, are elevated.

Beach Reads: The Extent of the Word 'Literature'

Ombretta Di Dio | Posted 12.15.2012 | Books
Ombretta Di Dio

Let's face the inevitable truth that vacuity is a part of life that sometimes appears to be necessary, but let's not get caught in the false belief that we can call everything we put our eyes on "literature."

Finding the Souls of Politicians Through the Books They Read

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 12.10.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

he question of whether a politician reads at all is a good one, and should be asked and answered more often. But the question of which books a politician has loved throughout his or her lifetime must be asked and answered.

Picking Favorites: Books That Make Me Sigh With Satisfaction

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 09.05.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

A great book happens when I pick up a book and can't put it down again; when I cannot suppress the sighs upon finishing it; when I cannot wait to tell everyone I know: read this book! But how to pick a favorite?

Searching for Self: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 07.05.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Caleb's Crossing is a mesmerizing novel that left me feeling both sad and emboldened.

Geraldine Brooks Wins Dayton Literary Prize

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"I covered the fighting in the Balkans as a journalist and I know what peace can mean to a civilian population that has been besieged and violated by ...